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husqvarna 562xp
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:26:34 pm »
Hi, I bought a acre of land that needed cleared off so I thought might as well do I my self. I have been searching and reading forums for a couple of weeks on saws. First I wanted the ms290 farmboss, then looked at the ms291 and ms392. But after talking with some friends and my grandfather they have always had better luck with the husqvarna. So i ordered the 562xp 20" bar extra chain and the 3 things of premixed gas/oil and forester full warp chaps for $725. I owned a couple of small echos and small homeowner stihls. I hope the husqvarna impresses me. lol I wasnt going to get chaps at first but after reading a few people saved there legs i changed my mind.

I was wondering how these saws are holding up today? I know they been out for a few years now. The computer contol carb kinda scares me.

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 09:36:05 am »
NovaSS,welcome to the forum. A acre that needs clearing. Where's all the wood going? Building a house on the clearing?
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 10:43:18 am »
It's a great saw.

On the first start up.  Find a large log you can bury the tip and run the saw WOT for at least 5 min. making bucking cuts constantly.  The computer does the set up at this time.  This is not the time to putz around and idle the saw and cut twigs.
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 11:33:01 am »
Great saw.  Earlier models had problems with rewind case breaking ( under warranty). Should be solved by now.  +2 on the WOT, follow the book on that.

Just wait till you have a few tanks of gas used, it gets better.. ;D
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 01:24:38 pm »
I just read the online manual on the saw and it says to not run at wot for the first 10 hours of use.

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 01:59:32 pm »
just run the saw as you normally would run it. you don't have to do the tuning cuts with it. it learns every time you run the saw so the tuning cuts just tune it for the cuts your making not future cuts. you can run it at wot without  any problems as long as its ubder a load you good to go. 
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 04:18:50 pm »
I just read the online manual on the saw and it says to not run at wot for the first 10 hours of use.

I assume that is about WOT out of wood, and not about WOT in general - and is normal advice.  ;)
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 04:39:58 pm »
i'm sure allot of Husy XP fans on this site and i love the older models as i used lots of them over the years but i am a little weary of the XP saws, now mind you i only experienced one and this one did not like to re-start when hot but man was that sucker fast when it did run  :o
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 05:32:34 pm »
I read on another tread theres alittle trick you had to do on the first models after it was hot. Maybe they fixed it on the newer models

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2013, 10:46:28 pm »
I haven't had any problems with mine. I run 2 autotune saws and never had any issues hot or cold.
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2013, 11:14:58 pm »
Hi Dan, how do you compare the 550xp to the 562xp? I was thinking about the 550 but I only had to pay a extra $60 to get the 562

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 11:24:46 pm »
Hi Dan, how do you compare the 550xp to the 562xp? I was thinking about the 550 but I only had to pay a extra $60 to get the 562

There is a big differense in cc and power, and of course in weight as well. They aren't really comparable, it depends on what you need or want.  :)
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2013, 10:05:04 am »
Both the 550 and the 562 are great saws.  The 562 is just a lot more saw - great to have the extra power, if you don't mind the extra weight that comes with it.
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2013, 10:30:26 pm »
Like SawTroll said they don't really compare.

The 562 is my go to firewood saw. For me it feels right. It pulls with authority.

The 550 is smaller and lighter and the heated handles make it the everything else saw.

The 562 runs a 18" bar with full chisel chain and the 550 runs a 16" bar with full chisel chain. They can run larger bars but I don't like to spend my time sharpening extra chain and I have larger saws with larger bars.

Oh and the heated handles are really nice!!! To the point I'm thinking of selling the 562 to get a 562xpg.

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 12:54:35 am »
im sure the heated handles are nice up north. would be nice some days, but dont think I really need them in florida.

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2013, 10:32:11 am »
I never even thought of the heated handles.  Never liked them.  Riding snow machines with heated handles then you climb of and work in the snow with those warm gloves. Then back to the heated handles to warm up again.  In no time at all your gloves are soaking wet.  I already use up 5-6 pairs of gloves a day doing firewood.
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2013, 10:46:05 am »
I'm with DDDfarmer about snow and heated handles, but they are real nice on the hands when cold and not working in snow, even on a wet damp day.
Here's my 562XP with 16" b/c. The short bar makes the saws powerband even more crazy hyper, Also the best handling b/c for felling, limbing and topping small to medium timber. I saved the spruce trees at the customers request. :D

 

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2013, 10:52:57 am »
Not bad, dropped all those trees and missed the crapper. 8)

Gotta watch out for the important things ;D
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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2013, 11:01:36 am »
Quote from: DDDfarmer link= topic=70377.msg1057192#msg1057192 date=1384444377
Not bad, dropped all those trees and missed the crapper. 8)

Gotta watch out for the important things ;D
Yeah that crapper was a prime target alright :D but those poor little spruce had their days numbered .  :D

  

 

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Re: husqvarna 562xp
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2013, 04:03:01 pm »
im sure the heated handles are nice up north. would be nice some days, but dont think I really need them in florida.

Most of my saws have heated handles, and it didn't happen by accident!  :)
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